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Schools Offering Veterinary Assisting Programs in South Dakota

Each year, approximately 0.0% of South Dakota graduates receive degrees in veterinary assisting. In other words, every year an estimated 9 veterinary assistants graduate from South Dakota's 2 veterinary assistant schools.

Top Schools

National American University-Rapid City, which is located in Rapid City, is the top-ranked school in South Dakota that has a veterinary assistant program. It received a ranking of 87th in the country in 2010. In 2010, National American University-Rapid City graduated 3 students from its veterinary assistant program. The tuition rate at National American University-Rapid City was $12,038 per year.

Globe University-Sioux Falls, which is located in Houston, is the second largest veterinary assistant school in South Dakota. Students at Globe University-Sioux Falls paid 15660 per year in tuition fees.


Veterinary assistant schools in South Dakota, charge students an average tuition of $13,849 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $15,660 per year, or as little as $12,038 per year. The South Dakota veterinary assistant schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Globe University-Sioux Falls - located in Sioux Falls, students are charged $15,660 per year
  2. National American University-Rapid City - located in Rapid City, students are charged $12,038 per year

The following South Dakota veterinary assistant schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. National American University-Rapid City - located in Rapid City, students are charged $12,038 per year
  2. Globe University-Sioux Falls - located in Sioux Falls, students are charged $15,660 per year

A veterinary assistant degree from a South Dakota school... what next?

The highest percentage of veterinary assistant graduates in South Dakota pursue careers as a veterinary assistant. If you decide to work as a veterinary assistant in South Dakota, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 220 South Dakota veterinary assistants as of 2010. The largest populations of South Dakota veterinary assistants are working in the following counties:

  1. Beadle County - 70 veterinary assistants
  2. Lincoln County - 50 veterinary assistants
  3. Aurora County - 40 veterinary assistants


On average, veterinary assistants earn $19,350 per year. In 2010, however, some South Dakota veterinary assistants earned as little as less than $15,840 per year or as much as more than $26,120 per year. A veterinary assistant in the following South Dakota counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Beadle County - $20,060 per year
  2. Aurora County - $19,690 per year
  3. Lincoln County - $18,550 per year

The South Dakota counties with the lowest average salary for veterinary assistants are:

  1. Lincoln County - $18,550 per year
  2. Aurora County - $19,690 per year
  3. Beadle County - $20,060 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional South Dakota statistics regarding a career in veterinary assisting and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as veterinary or dog training.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Veterinary Assisting in South Dakota

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 220 $19,350 69.2%

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